Empower Leadership Training Conference Information and Regisration Form can be found under "For Pastors/Churches" link above!
60th Anniversary Celebration Information can be found under "For Pastors/Churches" link above!
English CLD Fall Semester Information and Registration can be found under "Servantship Zone" link above!
Congratulations! You've reached the website of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, with churches in 31 cities of southern Los Angeles County. Welcome! We exist to Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip the leadership of local churches, empowering them to make disciples and launch new churches and ministries. We are here to empower our pastors and church leaders to run their RACE--Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip!
40 Days of Prayer for the Pastors, Churches, Cities, and Requests of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association. See Prayer Resources above for full lists and definition of "SIG Alert."
Today's SIG Alert!
Day 8 – Luke 11.5-8: Then he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.’ Then the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man’s boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs.”
Thoughts for Thinking: (Changed Mondays & Thursdays.)
The goal isn’t to get people to church; the goal is to get people to Jesus. —unknown
If you want to be popular, preach happiness. If you want to be unpopular, preach holiness. —Vance Havner
I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages. —Charles Spurgeon
Seven Navy SEAL Sayings, and his notes from article by Brent Gleeson:
--The only easy day was yesterday. If you wake up knowing that every day will pose new challenges and that you are ready to face them head-on, you will be well equipped to achieve any goal you set.
--Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Discomfort comes in many forms. But the more you embrace that as a reality, the wider your comfort zone becomes. This boosts confidence and provides the tools for facing even larger challenges down the road.
--Don’t run to your death. Have a good plan, slow down, grow intelligently, and never, ever, run to your death.
--Have a shared sense of purpose. There are many moving parts, which is why it's critical for the leadership to always be communicating the reality of the situation and what the "win" will look like when you get there. And, most important, what everyone's role is in helping the team achieve that goal.
--Move, shoot, communicate. Move: You have to be able to work as one well-maintained mechanism with the ability to have constant fluid motion. Shoot: That's self-explanatory. Communicate: All good teams have frequent, open, transparent communication. When the bullets start flying, everyone needs to know what the next move is.
--No plan survives first contact with the enemy. --Helmuth won Moltke, German field marshall from WWI. Mike Tyson put it this way, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”
--All in, all the time. “Now is the time to dig deep. Leave everything you’ve got on that field. If you do that, win or lose, you will be the champions! --flag football coach of 8-year-olds.
According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway, because bees don’t care what humans think is impossible. —Jack Black
Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them. —Alfred North Whitehead
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. --Ghandi
If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. —Elmore Leonard
Quotes are tiny stories. A story told in a few words that shout to our soul. —Allyson Lewis
The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. —Anne Frank
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. --Jimmy Dean
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! -Audrey Hepburn
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. -Eleanor Roosevelt
See Prayer Resources link above.
www.guidestone.org/LearningCenter/ Ministry.aspx, and click on O. S. Hawkins online books.
Information and Application form for reserving the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer available in the For Pastors/Churches above.
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A Special Service for Pastors, Ministers, and Church Leaders! See Leadership Zone above!
You may be surprised at what you find. Free book download available online. Go to www.freewonderfulbook.com. From The Way of the Master website.
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